Monday, March 21, 2016

April A-Z Blog Challenge: Theme Reveal


As you know, I am writing a culinary mystery series. The "Dinner is Served" series has one book out, Mission Impastable, and two more coming out in 2016. Maybe three if I can get it together. The next two in the series are Prime Rib and Punishment and Potluck. Try Mission Impastable if you like an entree of mystery with a side of recipes.

Writing mysteries challenges authors to come up with plausible ways to murder someone that has not been done to death, so to speak.

I mean, I know in real life, people die in pretty standard ways. But to get people to read our books, and not the newspaper, we have to go beyond the headlines. We have to come up with interesting murder methods.

To that end, I will be blogging, A-Z, 26+ ways to murder someone. Yep. This will be one-stop shopping for unusual ways to kill. Disclaimer: Do not really kill people this way. This is just an academic exercise.

Stop back by on April 1st, and no fooling, I'll give you the beginning of your murderous tool kit! Hmm! Wonder what A will be? Mwah ha ha!




14 comments:

  1. Sounds like fun! Mystery writers are weird, aren't we?

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    1. We are indeed, Marilyn. But isn't that what makes us such fun dinner partners?

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  2. OMGoodness, Sharon! That should be both fun and exciting! I've been writing a mystery all this month, so this should be a real treat for me! I look forward to your posts! ~Lori~

    Lori @ As the Fates Would Have It
    Lori @ Promptly Written

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    1. Lori, what is your story about? If it's a murder mystery, how is the deed done?

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  3. Looking forward to this, Sharon!!!

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    1. Me, too! It's been fun putting it together.

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  4. You are creating fear by writing.
    Good to visit your site as a part of my A to Z visits. My theme Blog Promotion
    Welcome to A to Z April Blogging Challenge 2016 - Co-Participant - Nrao - NRao Blogs
    @knoltweet
    NRao Blogs - 2016 A to Z Challenge Blog Posts
    Management Theory Review

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    1. Mwahaha! Narayana, I hope to instill fear while staving off an investigation by the FBI!

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  5. Showed up on April 1 but find no letter A. Perhaps you are not participating after all. Nothing better than a good mystery.

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    1. Stepheny--I left a note on your A-Z challenge, but I spelled your name wrong. So sorry! It won't happen again. Today has been hectic. I will slow down and take my time! Great blog topic and an intriguing beginning over at A Grave New World!

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  6. Okay, you teased me with the appetizer. So looking forward to the entrée.

    You might be enticing me to participate...

    johndavisfrain.com

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    1. I hope this lives up to you expectations, John. It's been a hoot to put together.

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  7. I'm really looking forward to this one! I write thrillers, so twenty-six ways to kill people is right up my alley.

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    1. Thanks, Karen. This has been fun for me. One would think there are a finite number of ways to kill. I haven't found that true yet! Are you in the A-Z challenge?

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